Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libxfont, xorg vulnerabilities (USN-344-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

iDefense security researchers found several integer overflows in
X.org's font handling library. By using a specially crafted Type1 CID
font file, a local user could exploit these to crash the X server or
execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27923 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3739
CVE-2006-3740